48 hours is pretty damn impressive given that some of the areas were very remote in Andaman! Even Katrina response in US was worse. In this survey it aso came out that unlike other countries where Internation agencies and NGOs got better marks … in India the Govt. agencies were better off.
Compared to Sri Lanka and Indonesia, India responded well to the December 26 tsunami by providing rescue and relief services within 48 hours, according to a survey undertaken by an international organisation.
However, life for tsunami victims in all these countries is far from normal even almost a year after the tragedy, said the survey report released by Fritz Institute, a US-based non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing complex operational challenges in the delivery of humanitarian aid to people and communities in need.
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